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Excellent experience

Seeing the Souter lighthouse was a brilliant experience, the lighthouse tower was fully open to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Triston W
via mobile
Souter Lighthouse and surrounding area

The lighthouse based in South Tyneside and is in prestine condition, being looked after by the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Daryn S
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
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All reviews national trust fog horn engine room keepers cottage climb the stairs cliff top well worth a visit scones climbing frame hand rails pit village victoria sponge home made cakes coastal walk nice place to visit stunning coastline worth the climb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Souter lighthouse was a brilliant experience, the lighthouse tower was fully open to the public and the air compressors was started to power the fog horns for a demonstration, this was very impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Triston W
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse based in South Tyneside and is in prestine condition, being looked after by the national trust what else would you expect. I know the old cottages that are connected to the building used to be available as a holiday let, I'm not as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daryn S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a National Trust Property and is run by volunteers. There a cafe on site and the food is very good.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit as part of a walk along the coast. The exhibits are well done and the climb to the top of lighthouse is worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 789edl
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a beautiful place to stop for refreshments whilst walking the coastal path. The cafe is typical National Trust prices but the Victoria sponge was excellent and knowing the proceeds go towards raising money to paint the lighthouse makes it worth breaking the diet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ms_cannell
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lovely place to visit, has a lovely little café where you can get traditional home cooked food. Nice helpful staff

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank beverleyleighton
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Very good place for anyone to visit - interesting and well organised, with helpful staff and a variety of media used.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Qtulip
Reviewed 13 September 2018

First time to Souter Lighthouse yesterday. Very interesting. The place really is in a time-warp, looking much as it did in the 19th century. There are keepers' cottages to explore, rooms full of interesting machinery, and of course the lighthouse itself, complete with huge Fresnal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayattheBay
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped on a whim. Really pleased that we did. Yes it was a lovely day which did enhance the visit but a real surprise nonetheless Special thanks to Ross and Elizabeth who were both knowledgeable and obviously liked their jobs and made the whole experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 988bryand
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The lighthouse was built in 1871 and was the first electric lighthouse. First of all you can have a look at the engines and volunteers tell you all about them. You can walk into where the lighthouse keeper lived with his family and at one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vivEngland
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27 August 2018|
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Response from toniy912 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do :)
15 May 2018|
Response from tynesalmon | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is disabled accessible with slopes instead of steps from adjacent car park to the south of light house , the cafe is easily entered with a wheel chair
16 August 2017|
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Response from TheUKwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi You do pay and display for the car park unless you are a National Trust member and are displaying the correct colour sticker in the car window in which case it's free. Hope this helps.